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ADEPT (if used as a substantive prono...

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 191 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ADEPT (if used as a substantive pronounced adept, if as an adjective adept; from Lat. adeptus, one who has Attained), completely and fully acquainted with one's subject, an expert. The word implies more than acquired proficiency, a natural inborn aptitude. In olden times an adept was one who was versed in magic, an alchemist, one who had attained the great secrets of the unknown.
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